Parse may not have been much of a moneymaker for Facebook (at least according to reports), but it didn't take long for competitors to start trying to attract existing Parse users to their own backend as a service and cloud database offerings.
The deadline to reach a deal on data transfer rules between the U.S. and EU came and passed Sunday evening without a new agreement in place.
Parse's days are now numbered, as Facebook, which acquired the company in 2013, announced in a blog post that the service is heading for retirement.
Google Glass can no longer be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site, and the Google Glass name is essentially dead, according to a discovery by 9to5Google. However, the Enterprise Edition of the Glass technology is just starting to awaken.
Panasonic on Tuesday took the wraps off its "freeze-ray" data archiving system, which is a storage system designed in collaboration with Facebook for long-term cold storage. While the companies didn't offer technical details or specifics around release dates and prices, the announcement at CES opens the door to greater adoption of this novel storage system.
Popular Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp had a major outage on New Year's Eve, according to Down Detector, a website that tracks outages and service interruptions.
Mark Zuckerberg announced via Facebook today his self-challenge for 2016: building a tailored artificial intelligence for his home
Rumors indicate Google is working a messaging application that will use AI to essentially create a chatbot within the app.
Google is developing a mobile messaging app that uses artificial intelligence and chatbot technology to provide answers to search queries, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.
Facebook at Work will launch "in the coming months" according to Julien Codorniou, director of global platform partnerships at Facebook, in a report on Reuters.